cars
Man Averages 90mph in Illegal-But-Impressive Country Race Run

A man and his mate in a modded Audi are the new holders of the unofficial Land's End to John O'Groats route time record, although in covering the distance in nine hours and 36 minutes they averaged a speed of nearly 90mph -- so perhaps ought to be considered dangerous lunatics rather than modern touring heroes. Read More >>

cars
Jet-Powered Hearse Could Top 200mph, Says Maker

Speed and engineering enthusiast Matt Mckeown has a new project on the go. He's modifying a 1992 Ford hearse by sticking a jet engine in it, because he has a spare jet engine or two kicking about in the garage and why on earth not? Read More >>

transport
The Air Force Smashed the Maglev Speed Record at 633MPH

Hold on to your hats: The US Air Force has accelerated a sled down a magnetic levitation track at an incredible 633 mph, setting a new world record in the process. Read More >>

internet
Government Backs Away from 10Mbps Internet for All Guarantee

Business/digital/culture MP Ed Vaizey appears to be shuffling away from previous suggestions that there might be a 10Mbps guaranteed internet connection for everyone at some point in the UK's glorious digital future, using vague terms like "should" and "get nearer" when addressing a committee on the matter. Read More >>

internet
These are the Fastest and Slowest Places in the UK for Broadband

New stats assembled from the speedtest data of aggrieved men claim to have identified the best and worst spots in the country for download speeds, revealing the hell holes where average broadband speeds barely trickle over the 1Mbps mark. Read More >>

transport
A Record-Breaking 107 MPH Mobility Scooter Makes Me Excited to Grow Old

It’s generally assumed that when you reach retirement age, life starts to slow down. But not for mechanics David Anderson and Mathew Hine who spent six months upgrading a 10 MPH mobility scooter into a record breaking dragster that officially hit a top speed of 107.6 MPH. Read More >>

internet
BT Wants to Make 5Mbps the New Broadband Default Speed

BT's boss has delivered a speech outlining his company's future commitments to the nation's pipes, claiming he foresees a dream world where even the remotest broadband notspot is one day connected to the infinite fun cloud at no less that 5Mbps. Read More >>

transport
London Tests Remote Limiting Tools to Stop Buses Speeding

A small test group of London's buses are to be fitted with a GPS-linked speed monitoring tool, one designed to make sure its drivers can never break the speed limits when ferrying people about town. Read More >>

internet
We’re Still Paying for Internet Speeds We’ll Never Hit

The latest combination of miserable speed test results put together by consumer pressure group Which? paints a sorry picture of the state of the UK's ISP and advertising worlds, claiming that nearly three-quarters of the homes in the UK are signed up to broadband packages that promise maximum speeds users never see. Read More >>

internet
Virgin Media Users Spotted Speed Testing 200Mb+ Connections

Virgin Media could well be about to upgrade its customers to some new and unprecedented fibre broadband speed levels, with speed test results from Virgin's fibre users appearing to show that some testers are already enjoying early access to download speeds in excess of 200Mb. Read More >>

cars
Ford’s Take on the Smart Car Could Stop us Getting Speeding Tickets

Rather than announcing an autonomous self-driving vehicle bioengineered from high-fructose corn syrup, car maker Ford is setting its sights on achieving a balance between today's manual cars and the hive-controlled world of the future -- by slowing you down when a speed camera is near. Read More >>

internet
Smallers ISPs are Better at Keeping Users Happy

A survey of how happy ISP users are with their connections has found that people tend to be more content with the services of the smaller companies, with the giants leading the list of complaints -- and the minnows doing a better job. Read More >>

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EE 4G Speeds Hit 400Mbps in Hyper-Local London Trial

Mobile network EE would like us to think that we'll all be enjoying 400Mbps mobile connections at some point in the future, with a demo of Cat 9 LTE tech combining three LTE carriers to max out the airwaves in a small bit of London. Read More >>

transport
Why Stealth Speed Cameras Will Make Driving a Misery

The government is set to make driving even more of a tedious battle between us and the speed cameras, with the M25's new "smart" cameras set to spread their depressing, authoritative wings and infect more of the road network. Read More >>